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Band of the Hand (1986)

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Five juvenile lost causes are sent to the Everglades where a war veteran tries to reform them using survival tactics. Their new skills and resolve are tested when a Miami drug lord targets them for trying to clean up their neighborhood.

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Leo Garen, Jack Baran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Lang ... Joe
Michael Carmine ... Ruben
Lauren Holly ... Nikki
John Cameron Mitchell ... J.L.
Danny Quinn ... Carlos (as Daniele Quinn)
Leon ... Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Al Shannon Al Shannon ... Dorcey
Danton Stone ... Aldo
Paul Calderon ... Tito
Laurence Fishburne ... Cream (as Larry Fishburne)
James Remar ... Nestor
Tony Bolano Tony Bolano ... Felix
Frank Gilbert Frank Gilbert ... Antoine
Erla Julmiste Erla Julmiste ... Celeste
Deborah King Deborah King ... Yvette
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Storyline

In an attempt of resocialisation, five hopeless juvenile criminals, J.L., a silent boy with 80s fashion sense who murdered his abusive father, Ruben, a Latino gangbanger, Moss, a African American gangbanger and Ruben's mortal enemy, Dorcey, an illiterate runaway car thief, and Carlos, a Cuban refugee turned slick yuppie drug dealer, are sent away from prison into the Everglades for a survival training under Vietnam war veteran, "Indian Joe" Tegra. When this is successful, they move back to Miami slums. However this offends the former illegal inhabitants of the rundown two story house they settle in, all loyal customers of drug baron Cream. The conflict escalates into a bloody gunfight, but what the boys don't know is that Cream is just a henchman for the merciless Miami drug lord Nestor, who also has Carlos' girl Nikki with him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're back on the mean streets. But this time, they're the good guys.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 utan nåd See more »

Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,235,720, 13 April 1986

Gross USA:

$4,865,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,865,912
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Michael Mann, executive producer of Miami Vice (1984), was first presented with the concept for this film, he found it so exciting that he instantly agreed to become its executive producer without even having seen a first draft of a script. Within three months of his initial meeting with Tri-Star Pictures, Mann had worked so successfully with screenwriters and first-time collaborators Leo Garen and Jack Baran that the film was ready to roll in Miami Beach, FL. Principal photography began on Sept. 30, only four months after Mann's first meeting with TriStar executives. See more »

Goofs

Nikki fires two rapid-fire shots from a pump shotgun without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Joe: You ready for Miami?
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

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Mission
Written by Rick Shaffer
Performed by The Reds
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Classic movie for Miami Vice themed fans
16 February 2005 | by djslammmSee all my reviews

I found this movie in a video store shelf when I was 14. At the time, this movie was phenomenal. This movie gives you a very nostalgic feel of what the 1980's would be like in Miami. I am a very big 80's buff so this was a definite for my collection. I am very pleased to see they released it on DVD. What really makes this movie neat is that at the time, almost all of the actors were unknown, with the exception of James Remar. This movie is based upon the many programs that were employed to straighten up troubled minors and make them realize the value of life. Unfortunately, many of those programs were cut because of mismanagement, lack of funding, or were bogus boot camps run by abusive individuals. I do believe with the right people, a program like this can work, and that is what this movie portrays. Although this plot is fictional, it still leaves you with that feeling of "Wouldn't it be great if this actually worked". This movie was one of the first '80's films I can recall to touch racism, drug trafficking, assault weapons, gang warfare, and the effect it had on the youth at the time and put a positive spin on the outcome. One more thing, Bob Dylan and the Heartbreaker's (from Tom Petty) recorded a song for this movie specifically that cannot be found anywhere else. It is called "Hell Time" and it is pretty awesome. The rest of the soundtrack could use some work as they did not include Mr. Mister or Prince. If you enjoyed the Miami Vice series or if your a big action packed '80's buff, I highly recommend this movie whether you rent it once or add it to your collection as I did.


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